Spokesperson Murtaza Wahab has urged all the people to ensure use of masks in the markets due to Covid-19 situation.
The Sindh government had earlier fixed 6:00 pm to shut down shops and markets but the local business community and Muttaheda Qaumi Movement (MQM) leadership pressurized the government to extend the business timings in the province by two hours.
Following the pressure, Government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab announced that markets across the province would remain open till 8 pm. He made this announcement on Twitter, saying that the market associations, shop owners and citizens would observe due regard for coronavirus SOPs and everyone from the shopkeeper to the buyer would wear a mask.
In a press conference with MQM leaders, the traders had said that they only sought a 2-hour extension in business hours but they would expand their protests if the Sindh government refuses this demand.